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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18

Winter Film Series Continues,

Foothills PAC Oneonta

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FILM SERIES – 7 p.m. Winter Wednesday’s film series showing of “Birdman.” Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of current events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

MINECRAFT – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open hours, no registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/youth-programs/

BOE MEETING – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cooperstown High School Library Media Center, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/juniorsenior-high-school/

YARN CLUB – 6:30 p.m. For knitters and crocheters to learn and share skills and to work on winter projects. Registration preferred. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

 

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JAN. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JAN. 17

Award-Winning Poet

To Read At SUNY-O

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POETRY READING – Noon. Award winning poet Danniel Schoonebeek to read from his poetry. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Hartwick Dr, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/about-us/news-events/

KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

INFORMATION – 2-4 p.m. Free Front Door Information Session to educate individuals and families with developmental disabilities about the resources available from the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. The Arc Otsego, 35 Academy St., Oneonta. Info, Sara Hanlon, D. Quality Life Planning, (607) 433-8417 or email, hanlons@arcotsego.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 9

Learn To Use A 3-D Printer

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Last day to register for Cornell Cooperative Extension Poultry Workshop. Info, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2017/01/14/4-h-poultry-101-workshop

3-D PRINTING – 3:30-7:30 p.m. Open hours. Open play. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org

BOOK GROUP – 2 p.m. Crime Fiction. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

OPEN REHEARSAL – 4:30-6:30 p.m. Little Delaware Youth Ensemble invies the community, parents, musicians, and prospective musicians and their parents to this rehearsal of this string based orchestra. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.ldye.org

DRAWING GROUP – 7-9 p.m. Come practice drawing with a live model. $10 donation. To attend call the Cooperstown Art Association, (607)547-9777. Info, www.cooperstownart.com/for-adults.html

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21

Jazz Night At The B-side Ballroom

 

JAZZ MUSIC – 7 p.m. B-Side Ballroom, 1 Clinton Plaza Drive Oneonta. Info, bsideballroom.com/agenda-calendar/

CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

SOUTHSDIE MALL SANTA – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Southside Mall, 5006 State Highway 23, Oneonta.

COOPERSTOWN SANTA – 1-4 p.m. Christmas Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/santas-house-in-cooperstown/

DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of Current Events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14

Feeding The Winter Birds

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We still have 6 families in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in need of a benefactor this holiday season. CLICK HERE to learn how you can help them.

WILD BIRD SEMINAR – 2-3:30 p.m. Learn what to feed the wild birds who stay with us in the winter. Brandow’s Feed and Seed, 4119 NY-7, Oneonta. Info, www.brandowsfeedandpet.com

JAZZ MUSIC – 7 p.m. Doreen Comerford & SMRT Jazz group perform a variety of hit, lesser known, and a few R&B songs. B-Side Ballroom, 1 Clinton Plaza Drive Oneonta. Info, bsideballroom.com/agenda-calendar/

FARMERS GRANTS WORKSHOP – 10 a.m.-Noon Learn how you can find and apply for the right grants, cost share programs, and low interest loan programs for your farm with Elizabeth Higgins, ag business management extension specialist. Registration required. Cooperative Extension Center-Schoharie, 173 South Grand Street, Suite 1, Cobleskill. Info, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/12/14/farmer-grants-workshop

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 11

Art For The Holiday

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Veterans Day.

HOLIDAY ART SHOW & SALE – 5-7 p.m. Holiday gift giving themed exhibit opening. All pieces by member artists. Village Hall, 22 Main St, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownart.com or (607)547-9777

THEATER – 7 p.m. “Into the Woods.” High School musical. Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstowncs.org

SEMINAR – 8-10 a.m. “Business Planning.” Registration required. Cost: $35. Otsego Co. Chamber of Commerce session meets at Northern Eagle Beverages conference room, 41 Browne St., Oneonta. Kelly Decker, (607) 432-4500, Ext. 207, kelly@otsegocc.com, otsegocc.com.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 10

Explore Cooperstown’s

Finest Restaurants

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“COOP EATS” RESTAURANT WEEKEND – 11/10-13 Participating restaurants offer Prix-Fixe dinner menu in addition to regular menus. Join us in exploring Cooperstown’s finest restaurants. Info, cooperstownchamber.org

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Includes lecture by the featured artist Sue Coe titled”Porkopolis – Animals and Industry.” Martin-Mullen art gallery, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Onoenta. Info, call Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607)436-2445 or (607)436-3456 or visit http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery/gallery.html

THEATER – 7 p.m. High School musical, “Into the Woods.” Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, cooperstowncs.org

BLOOD DRIVE – 2-6 p.m. In the gym, Oneonta Family YMCA 20-26, Ford Ave., Oneonta. To learn more check their FACEBOOK page.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 1

Learn How your Car can

Beat Old Man Winter

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SEMINAR – 6 p.m. “Knowledge is Power” car care seminar. Soda Jerk’s Diner at Action Lube, 458 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Reservations required. Info, HERE  or call (607)433-1226

KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown.

 

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Seward Announces $112,500 For Worcester’s New Library

Seward Announces $112,500

For Worcester’s New Library

Last March, Worcester Supervisor Diane Addesso peered through the window of the building next to the Weiting Building that is being renovated into a new library.  (File photo/allotsego.org)
Last March, Worcester Supervisor Diane Addesso peered through the window of the building next to the Weiting Building that is being renovated into a new library. (File photo/allotsego.org)

WORCESTER – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, today announced a $112,500 grant for the Worcester Free Library, which will be used to acquire and renovate a former mansion next to the current library in the Weiting Building.

Work has already begun on the building, which was provided to the library by county Rep. Don Lindberg, R-Worcester.

The grant, the only one to Otsego County, was the second biggest of nine, totalling $685,000, provided to Seward’s senatorial district, second only to $211,000 given to the Finger Lakes Library System for a new facility in Ithaca.

“Electronic lending has skyrocketed and many people utilize the Internet at their local library to job search or catch up on news from around the globe. It is vital that libraries are able to keep up with changing needs,” said Seward, who is a member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Libraries.

The allocation is part of $14 million contained annually in the state budget and distributed through the state Dormitory Authority. The Village Library of Cooperstown hopes to obtain some of that funding in future years for the renovation of 22 Main St.

Here is the list of libraries that will receive state funding

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